Definition of doodle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

doodle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈduːdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːdl//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they doodle
BrE BrE//ˈduːdl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːdl//
 
he / she / it doodles
BrE BrE//ˈduːdlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːdlz//
 
past simple doodled
BrE BrE//ˈduːdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːdld//
 
past participle doodled
BrE BrE//ˈduːdld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːdld//
 
-ing form doodling
BrE BrE//ˈduːdlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːdlɪŋ//
 
 
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to draw lines, shapes, etc., especially when you are bored or thinking about something else I often doodle when I'm on the phone. She had doodled all over her class notes. Word Origin early 17th cent. (originally as a noun denoting a fool, later as a verb in the sense ‘make a fool of, cheat’): from Low German dudeltopf, dudeldopp ‘simpleton’. Current senses date from the 1930s.